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Gérard Houllier at Old Trafford in 2008
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Full name Gérard Paul Francis Houllier
Date of birth (1947-09-03)3 September 1947
Place of birth Thérouanne, France
Date of death 14 December 2020(2020-12-14) (aged 73)
Place of death Paris, France
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1959–1968 Hucqueliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1969 Alsop
1969–1971 Hucqueliers
1971–1980 Le Touquet
Teams managed
1973–1976 Le Touquet
1976–1982 Nœux-les-Mines
1982–1985 Lens
1985–1988 Paris Saint-Germain
1988–1992 France (assistant manager)
1992–1993 France
1994–1996 France U18
1996–1997 France U20
1998 Liverpool (joint with Roy Evans)
1998–2004 Liverpool
2005–2007 Lyon
2010–2011 Aston Villa
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gérard Paul Francis Houllier OBE (3 September 1947 – 14 December 2020) was a French football manager and former player. He was the technical director of NSWL team OL Reign at the time of his death. Houllier is most known for his time at Liverpool, and is considered one of their best managers because of the trophies he won.

Houllier died on 14 December 2020 at a Paris hospital from heart surgery-related problems, aged 73.



Paris Saint-Germain



  • Ligue 1: 2005–06, 2006–07
  • Trophée des Champions: 2005, 2006

France U18

  • UEFA European Under-18 Championship: 1996


  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2001
  • European Coach of the Year—Alf Ramsey Award: 2001
  • World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year: 2001
  • Onze d'Or Coach of the Year: 2001
  • Ligue 1 Manager of the Year: 2007
  • Premier League Manager of the Month: December 1999, March 2002, October 2002


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